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What is a charrette

One of the key objectives of the Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project is to help Indian builders and developers in adopting new processes, tools and technologies for designing energy-efficient buildings. BEEP believes that cost effective energy efficient design is possible by following an integrated design process and a “charrette” or an intensive design workshop is an effective tool to implement the integrated design process. Integrated Design means that the client, the architect and the engineering design team start working on the project together right from the beginning, based on the client brief. Doing this allows to tap the largest energy saving potential with minimum effort and cost.

BEEP Integrated Design Charrettes are conducted over 4 days by a team of senior Swiss and Indian architects and engineers, for selected building projects in their early design stage. The objective of these charrettes is to develop a viable energy concept for the building project.

Till date BEEP has conducted charrettes for 11 commercial projects. The potential for energy savings as a result of BEEP initiatives were in the range of 25% to 50%.

Technical Assistance

Selected projects would be assigned a BEEP expert team, consisting of three to four Swiss and Indian experts (architect, building energy expert, HVAC [heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning] expert, etc). The technical assistance from the team would be available in three steps as described below:

Step 1 Preliminary analysis: Based on the concept design description, data, and drawings provided by the building project, the BEEP expert team will prepare a basic energy simulation model of a part of the project to analyze energy-efficiency options and define the baseline energy performance.

Step 2 Integrated design charrette/design work shop: The BEEP expert team would organize a design charrette (design workshop) of two to three days’ duration at the premises of the builder/developer. The participants in the charrette would be the builder/developer management team, the project design team, and the BEEP expert team. The project design team should include at least the client, the architect, and the HVAC/Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing MEP consultant. Through a structured collaborative process and effective use of energy simulation tools, the charrette would come out with recommendations for an energy-efficient design. The recommendations would cover master planning, building massing, envelope solutions, energy supply, daylight, bioclimatic features, and advanced HVAC system design.

Step 3 Post-charrette support: After the charrette, the BEEP expert team will continue to provide technical assistance to the design team until the schematic design is finalized (typically for a period of 6 months). The BEEP expert team will carry out additional simulation studies while integrating the revised project design features.

The post-charrette technical support by BEEP will also include two meetings:

  • One meeting will be held before finalization of the schematic design. The objective of this meeting is to provide specific design inputs to the selected building project by the expert team.
  • A second meeting, a wrap-up workshop, will be held after the finalization of the design. The objective of this workshop is to validate the final design, and to assess the savings achieved. In addition, an interactive evaluation session will be organized to assess the impact of the charrette, and draw lessons for future charrettes.

For these exchanges, modern communication tools such as video conferencing and other online collaborative tools will be used. The Swiss experts are not expected to attend post-charrette meetings or workshops physically.

BEEP will bear all the costs of the BEEP expert team, which includes their professional fee, travel, boarding, and lodging expenses.

The BEEP team would also carry out follow-up activities to monitor the application of the charrette recommendations in the project at regular intervals.

List of Charrettes Conducted

Till December 2016, BEEP has extended technical support in the form of Integrated Design Charrettes to 18 building projects. In most of the projects BEEP intervened at their early design stage which has enabled to get best results. A few projects have been occupied and monitored as well. A detailed list of BEEP charrette projects is given below:

Charrette 18: Affordable Housing, Rajkot

Name of the project: Smart GHAR III, Rajkot
Developer: Rajkot Municipal Corporation
Location: Rajkot
Climate Zone: Composite
Total Built-up area: 57,408 m2 (1176 flats:1 BHK)
Outcome of charrette:
  • Improved thermal comfort
  • Peak temperatures reduced by ~5OC in bedrooms.
  • Inside temperature will be equal or below 30°C for ~70% of the year, instead of 30% in the original design.

Charrette conducted in September 2016

Charrette 17: Multi-store Apartments, Chennai

Name of the project: P-17 Residential Project, Mahindra World City
Developer: Mahindra Lifespace Developer Ltd.
Location: Chennai
Climate Zone: Warm and Humid
Total Built-up area: 1.19 lakh m2 (874 units -2&3 BHK) Outcome of charrette:
  • Improved thermal comfort
  • Peak temperatures reduced by ~4OC in bedrooms.
  • Inside temperature will be equal or below 30°C for ~70% of the year, instead of 36% in the original design.

Charrette conducted in June 2016

Charrette 16: IT building, Noida

Name of the project: Advant Navis Business Park
Developer: Advant IT Park
Location: Noida
Climate Zone: Composite
Total Built-up area: 32,200 m2
Estimated energy savings: ~34% compared to original design
Charrette conducted in March 2016
Charrette 15: Multi-store Residential Buildings, Indore

Name of the project: DB Pride
Developer: DB Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd
Location: Indore
Climate Zone: Composite
Total Built-up area: 2.3 lakh m2 (1743 units-1, 2, 3 BHK, LIG and EWS units)
Outcome of charrette:
  • Improved thermal comfort
  • Peak temperature reduced by 7°C in worst orientated bedrooms. This leads to 66% savings in energy consumption of ACs.

Charrette conducted in October 2015

Charrette 14: University campus, Ujjain

Name of the project: Avantika University
Developer: MIT Group of Institutions
Location: Ujjain Climate
Zone:
Composite
Total Built-up area: 25,685 m2
  • Main building: 18,029 Sq. m
  • 2 hostel blocks: 7656 Sq. m

Outcome of charrette:

  • Estimated energy savings of ~30% in main building compared to original design
  • Improved thermal comfort in hostel blocks

Charrette conducted in October 2015

Charrette 13: University campus, Indore

Name of the project: Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences
Developer: Symbiosis Foundation
Location: Indore
Climate Zone: Composite
Total Built-up area: 11,555 m2 (management block)
Outcome of charrette:
  • Estimated energy savings of ~24% in management block compared to original design

Charrette conducted in June 2015

Charrette 12: Educational and Innovation Centre, Pune

Name of the project:

Developer: Gherzi Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
Location: Pune
Climate Zone: Warm and Humid
Total Built-up area: 5,135 m2
Outcome of charrette:
  • Estimated overall energy savings of ~44% compared to original design

Charrette conducted in April 2015

Charrette 11: Commercial Office Building, Noida

Name of the project:
Cereberum tower, Intellicity
Developer:
Airwill Group, Noida
Location:
Greater Noida
Climate Zone:
Composite
Total Built-up area:
64,559 m2
Outcome of charrette:
  • Estimated energy savings of ~35% compared to original design

Charrette conducted in December 2014

Charrette 10: Mixed Use Building, Gandhinagar

Name of the project: World Trade Centre, GIFT City
Developer:
SpireWorld
Location:
Gandhinagar
Climate Zone:
Hot and Dry
Total Built-up area:
1 lakh m2
Outcome of charrette:
  • Estimated energy savings of ~28% compared to ECBC compliant design

Charrette conducted in June 2014

Charrette 9: Hospital (Healthcare Building) , Pune

Name of the project: Jupiter Lifeline Hospitals
Developer: Jupiter Lifeline Hospitals Pvt. Ltd
Location: Pune
Climate Zone: Warm and Humid
Total Built-up area: 26,580 m2
Outcome of charrette:
  • Estimated energy savings of ~16% compared to original design

Charrette conducted in February 2014

Charrette 8: Mixed Use Building, Bengaluru

Name of the project:
Developer: Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd.
Location: Bengaluru
Climate Zone: Temperate
Total Built-up area: 1.17 lakh m2
  • Commercial – 53,000 m2
  • Retail – 24,000 m2
  • Residential – 40,000 m2

Outcome of charrette:

  • Estimated energy savings of ~23% compared to original design

Charrette conducted in December 2013

Charrette 7: Indian Election Commission Building, Delhi

Name of the project: Indian International Institute of Democracy & Election Management
Developer: Central Public Works Department
Location: Dwarka, New Delhi
Climate Zone: Composite
Total Built-up area: 26,240 m2
  • Institutional block: 11,600 m2
  • Auditorium: 2,270 m2
  • Hostel block: 5,870 m2
  • Basement: 6,500 m2

Outcome of charrette:

  • Estimated energy savings of ~29% compared to original design of institutional block

Charrette conducted in July 2014

Charrette 6: Commercial office building, Pune

Name of the project: PuneOne by BramhaCorp.
Developer: BramhaCorp Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd.
Location: Pune
Climate Zone: Warm and Humid
Total Built-up area: 31,718 m2
Outcome of charrette: Estimated energy savings of ~ 47% compared to original design
Charrette conducted in June 2013
Charrette 5: IT/ITES office building, Bengaluru

Name of the project: Brigade Magnum
Developer: Brigade Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Location: Bengaluru
Climate Zone: Temperate
Total Built-up area: 17,410 m2
Outcome of charrette: Estimated energy savings of ~33% compared to original design
Charrette conducted in June 2013
Charrette 4: Public building, Bengaluru

Name of the project: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
Developer: Public Works Department, Karnataka
Location: Bengaluru
Climate Zone: Moderate/Temperate
Total Built-up area: 80,000 m2
Outcome of charrette: Estimated energy savings of ~35% compared to original design
Charrette conducted in January 2013
Charrette 3: Public building, Jaipur

Name of the project: Aranya Bhawan
Developer: Rajasthan State Road Development & Construction Corporation Ltd.
Location: Jaipur
Climate Zone: Hot and Dry
Total Built-up area: 10,000 m2
Outcome of charrette: Estimated savings – ~32% Actual energy savings - ~44% compared to original design (monitored values)
Charrette conducted in December 2012
Charrette 2: IT building, Indore

Name of the project: M/s Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Indore
Developer: Tata Realty & Infrastructure Ltd.
Location: Indore
Climate Zone: Composite
Total Built-up area: 1.4 lakh m2
Outcome of charrette: Estimated energy savings of ~35% compared to original design
Charrette conducted in December 2012
Charrette 1: Commercial office buildings, Gurugram

Name of the project: G.P. Realtors Ascendas IT park
Developer: Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd.
Location: Gurugram
Climate Zone: Composite
Total Built-up area: 71,476 m2
Outcome of charrette: Estimated energy savings of ~25% compared to original design
Charrette conducted in October 2012
Charrette Case Studies
Charrette case studies
12 Mar, 2014

One of the key objectives of BEEP is to help Indian builders and developers in adopting new processes, tools and technologies for designing energy-efficient buildings. BEEP provides the expertise of senior Swiss and Indian architects and engineers to assist in developing the energy concept for selected commercial design projects, promoted by private and public sector builders and developers. The support that BEEP offers includes conducting an integrated design charrette (4 day design workshop) and continued technical support till the schematic design is achieved.

Till November 2013, 6 commercial building projects (6 private sector and 2 public sector projects) were selected for...

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One of the key objectives of BEEP is to help Indian builders and developers in adopting new processes, tools and technologies for designing energy-efficient buildings. BEEP provides the expertise of senior Swiss and Indian architects and engineers to assist in developing the energy concept for selected commercial design projects, promoted by private and public sector builders and developers. The support that BEEP offers includes conducting an integrated design charrette (4 day design workshop) and continued technical support till the schematic design is achieved.

Till November 2013, 6 commercial building projects (6 private sector and 2 public sector projects) were selected for the charrette assistance. BEEP provided technical inputs through charrette for improving their energy performance by 25 - 47%.

Integrated Design Charrette for IIIDEM in Noida
Uploaded Date: 
06 Jul, 2017

Project Snapshot 
Built-up area: 26,240 m2
Climate type: Composite

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Dry stone cladding with air gap and insulated glazing to reduce heat gain inside the building.
  • Non-occupied spaces (like staircase, machine rooms, toilets etc.) on the south-west face of the block.
  • Free cooling, incorporating the use of ambient air for cooling whenever suitable.
  • Heat recovery wheel (effectiveness 75%) to reduce the energy consumption for cooling the fresh air.
  • Use of high performance water cooled chillers with better part load performance instead of air-cooled chillers. Automated control on the chiller to raise the chilled water temperature (gliding chilled water temperature) as per the cooling load.
  • Solar hot water generation for kitchen.
  • Renewable electricity generation through roof-top solar photovoltaics
Integrated Design Charrette for Jupiter Hospital in Pune
Uploaded Date: 
06 Jul, 2017

Project Snapshot 
Built-up area: 26580 m2
Climate type: Warm and Humid

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • 150 mm AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) blocks was proposed to replace 230 mm brick wall
  • Roof insulation of 100 mm extruded polystyrene was proposed for uninsulated roof
  • Proposed high performance glazing for windows in place of double clear glass
  • Installing the heat recovery wheel of effectiveness of 0.75 (sensible and latent) in all AHU units
  • Free cooling the zones whenever outside temperatures are below set point temperatures
  • Gliding the chilled water temperature at part loads + Energy Efficient chiller selection
  • Using condenser water to reheat the supply air where reheat units are provided
Integrated Design Charrette for Information Technology Park in Haryana
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 71,500 m2
Climate type: Composite

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Free cooling for ventilation
  • Utilizing DG exhaust for cooling through VAM (vapour absorption machine)
  • Integration of photovoltaic
Integrated Design Charrette for Information Technology Park in Madhya Pradesh
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 100,000 m2
Climate type: Composite

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Microclimate development to reduce heat island effect
  • Orientation and solar protection
  • Reorganization of spaces for daylighting
  • Thermal inertia
  • Free cooling and night cooling Indirect adiabatic two-stage evaporative cooling
  • Efficiency of axial fan at cooling tower
  • Lower pressure losses in hydronic circuits
  • Energy efficiency measures for chillers
  • Chilled beams with dedicated outdoor air system
  • Hydronic free cooling with passive chilled beams
Integrated Design Charrette for Public Office Building in Karnataka
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 80,000 m2
Climate type: Moderate

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Façade orientation, window and shading design
  • Maximizing daylight in the office area
  • Improving the quality of space
  • Thermal inertia
  • Low energy seasonal cooling strategies
  • Energy efficiency measures for chillers
  • Gliding temperature at evaporator and condenser of chillers
  • Variable speed drives on chillers
Integrated Design Charrette for Private Office Building in Karnataka
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 65,000 m2
Climate type: Moderate

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Analysis of photovoltaic canopy potential for on-site solar electricity production
  • Strategies of efficient façade
  • Use of efficient lighting fixtures, daylight integration, and best practices
  • Use of efficient chillers at part load
  • Dedicated dehumidification chillers for fresh air and seprate chiller with elevated chilled water temperature (12 °C) to meet space sensible load
  • Free cooling and night ventilation
  • Gliding temperature at evaporator and condenser of chillers
  • Variable speed drives on chillers
Integrated Design Charrette for Public Office in Rajasthan
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 14,000 m2
Climate type: Composite

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • External wall insulation to meet ECBC (Energy Conservation Building Code) norms
  • Efficient glazing to meet ECBC norms
  • Roof insulation to meet ECBC norms
  • High efficiency water-cooled chillers
  • Reorganization of spaces to maximize daylighting
  • Natural ventilation and passive downdraft evaporative cooling in the common area
  • Reduction in glazed area in the common core Integration of solar photovoltaic
  • Solar water heater for guest house
Integrated Design Charrette for Commercial Development in Maharashtra
Uploaded Date: 
13 Mar, 2014

Project Snapshot
Built-up area: 23,000 m2
Climate type: Warm and humid

Strategies recommended during the charrette

  • Insulation on the roof
  • Photovoltaic canopy at the terrace
  • External movable blinds southern and northern façades of office towers with light shelves and operable windows for ventilation
  • Fixed shading devices for the eastern and western façades of lower levels
  • Efficient glazing
  • Natural ventilation and night cooling
  • Water-cooled split DX system instead of air-cooled systems
  • Centralized water-cooled systems
  • Indirect evaporative cooling for fresh air in common spaces
Operational Charrette Projects
Completed Charrette Projects
08 Sep, 2015

The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design charrette in the early design phase of the project.

Aranya Bhawan, the new office building of the Rajasthan Forest Department in Jaipur, was one of the first projects selected for the BEEP Integrated Design Charrette and the charrette was held in December 2012. The project was implemented by the Rajasthan State Road Development and Construction Corporation Limited (RSRDC) and was inaugurated on 23 March 2015 by the Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Honorable Chief Minister of...

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The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) provides technical assistance to builders and developers in designing energy efficient buildings. The technical assistance is provided by conducting a design charrette in the early design phase of the project.

Aranya Bhawan, the new office building of the Rajasthan Forest Department in Jaipur, was one of the first projects selected for the BEEP Integrated Design Charrette and the charrette was held in December 2012. The project was implemented by the Rajasthan State Road Development and Construction Corporation Limited (RSRDC) and was inaugurated on 23 March 2015 by the Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Honorable Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

Uploaded Date: 
06 Jul, 2017
Eligibility Criteria for Charrettes

The selection criteria for charrettes is different for both commercial and residential projects as given below:

Criteria for Commercial projects

Criteria number Type of criteria Name of criteria Description
Criteria 1 Mandatory Size of the project The building area should be more than 10,000 m2
Criteria 2 Builder/developer Builder can be a private or public developer
Criteria 3 Early design stage & Financial closure/Risk assessment The project should be at concept design stage and no major risks in implementation are foreseen
Criteria 4 Point-based Knowledge and interest in green building and/or energy efficient buildings
  • More than one reference of green rating or energy efficient projects: 2 points
  • One reference: 1 point
  • No reference: 0 point
Criteria 5 Aim at achieving better performance
  • Green rating system/energy efficient design envisaged: 2 points
  • No green rating system/energy efficient design envisaged: 0 points
Criteria 6 Owner occupied buildings
  • Is owner occupied: 1 point
  • Is not owner occupied: 0 point

Criteria for Residential projects

Criteria number Type of criteria Name of criteria Description
Criteria 1 Mandatory Size of the project
  • The building area should be more than 30,000 m2
  • Flat size should be between 70 m2 -300 m2
Criteria 2 Builder/developer Builder can be a private or public developer
Criteria 3 Early design stage & Financial closure/Risk assessment The project should be at concept design stage and no major risks in implementation are foreseen
Criteria 4 Point-based Knowledge and interest in green building and/or energy efficient buildings
  • Delivered 1 residential project with a minimum built-up area of 10,000 m2 with green rating certification: 2 points
  • Delivered 1 residential project with a minimum built-up area of 10,000 m2 without green rating certification: 1 points
Criteria 5 Aim at achieving better performance
  • Green rating system/energy efficient design/use of minimum 3 star rated BEE labeled equipment and appliances is envisaged: 2 points
  • No green rating system/energy efficient design envisaged: 0 points
Criteria 6 HVAC installation and on site RE energy generation
  • Equipment (HVAC) and RE energy generation provided by builder/developer: 2 points
  • Equipment (HVAC) or RE energy generation provided by builder/developer: 2 points
  • Both not provided: 0 points
Criteria 7 Location of building
  • Located in Composite or Hot & Dry climate zone: 1 point
  • Any other climate zone: 0 points

Evaluation of all applications will be carried out by the evaluation committee within the BEEP team.

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Roles & Responsibility

There different roles and responsibilities for BEEP and Builder/Developer registered for charrettes as shown below:

BEEP roles and responsibilities:

  • BEEP will mobilize a three- to four-member expert team to provide technical support services during the charrette. One of the team members would act as the charrette coordinator, who will work with the partner agency team in planning and coordinating the design charrette.
  • BEEP will provide a written report, documenting the charrette outcomes within 4 weeks after completion of the charrette.
  • BEEP will provide follow-on technical support for a 6-month period.
  • BEEP will bear all the costs of the charrette facilitator and technical experts, which includes their professional fee, travel, boarding, and lodging expenses.
  • BEEP will draft a case study on the charrette process and outcomes for public dissemination.

Builder/Developer roles and responsibilities:

  • The builder/developer will assign one senior official to represent the company and dialogue with BEEP throughout the period of engagement with BEEP.
  • The builder/developer will ensure that all the relevant project information is provided on time to BEEP for preparing the charrettes as well as for evaluating the savings achieved compared to the baseline.
  • The builder/developer will ensure mobilization of the project design team (the architect, MEP consultant, energy consultant, project management consultant, structural consultant, etc.) to participate in the design charrette.
  • The builder/developer will provide facilities on site (meeting room, necessary equipment, logistic support, refreshments, etc.) for conducting the design charrette and required IT infrastructure for post-charrette communication.
  • The builder/developer will make efforts to ensure the implementation of charrette recommendations and ensure that its senior management is available for decision making regarding the charrette recommendations.
  • The builder/developer will provide information at quarterly intervals regarding the progress of the project to the BEEP team after the charrette and will make sure that the final design documents are shared with the BEEP team.
  • The builder/developer will allow BEEP to make a case study on the project for public dissemination.
  • The builder/developer will depute a senior member of the team to present the project charrette at the BEEP integrated design seminars.
About the Design Competition

BEEP had organized a Design Competition for External Movable Shading to create innovative, India-specific designs and solutions. The project has provided technical assistance to the winning designs in the form prototype development and testing to make them finished articles which can be launched in the market.

The design competition was conducted for 2 categories named after the most common application in buildings:

  1. Residential Sector (simple shading system): The shading systems will block all solar radiation (heat as well as light). These are expected to be simple, low cost solutions which will find wider applications in residential buildings.
  2. Commercial Sector (shading and day-lighting system): The shading systems will block the heat component of solar radiation but will provide effective natural day-lighting. These should be sophisticated mechanisms (can include sensors and automation) which find more application in commercial office buildings.

The competition was structured in two stages for both sectors, namely, Design Stage (Stage 1) and Mock-up Stage (Stage 2).

At the design stage, the focus was primarily on creative and innovative designs and a list of design were finalized. During the mock-up stage, shortlisted designs were asked to develop working mock-up models to test their functionality and effectiveness.

Due importance was given to both aspects while deciding the final winners and winners were decided after completion of the mock-up stage.

Objectives of the Design Competition:

The objective of this competition is to help bring the India-centric external movable shading system designs to the domestic market so that architects, product designers, HVAC engineers and others to use these systems/concepts in the buildings that they are associated with.

Final Winners

Category Residential Category Commercial Category
Winner Fabric Twist by Payal Chaudhari and Anto Gloren Zula by Keyur Zaveri
Runner-up One-Fold by Banduksmithstudio VRLS by FACE
Second Runner-up Touch Me Not by Jurong Sustainable Urban Solution Not awarded

Jury members:

No. Stage 1: Design stage Stage 2: Mock-up stage
1 Mr. Ashok B. Lall, Principal, Ashok B. Lall Architects Mr. Ashok B. Lall, Principal, Ashok B. Lall Architects
2 Pierre Jaboyedoff, Head, PMTU, Indo-Swiss BEEP Pierre Jaboyedoff, Head, PMTU, Indo-Swiss BEEP
3 Prof Praveen Nahar, Senior Faculty of Industrial Design, NID Prof Praveen Nahar, Senior Faculty
4 ---- Mr. P.G. Ganapathy
About External Movable Shading Systems

What are External Movable Shading Systems
External Movable Shading Systems are installed on the windows and glass facade of buildings which dynamically control the solar heat ingress and the visual light transmission. Controlling the solar heat ingress has a significant impact on the cooling/HVAC load of the buildings. Sophesticated systems also provide natural day-light control. 

Why External Shading instead of Internal Shading
The Solar Heat Gain Coeffiecient (SHGC) of internal blinds is more than 40% while that of a external shading system is less than 12%. The diagrams below demonstrate the reason for this low SHGC and the significance of external shading systems. 

Internal Blinds External Blinds
As the shading system is behind the glass pane, the heat enters the building and the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) is more than 40% As the shading prevents a significant proportion of heat from entering the building, the SHGC can be reduced to less than 12%

Types of External Movable Shading Systems
Disclaimer: The motive of provide examples of movable shadings systems is to give the participant an idea about existing systems. This is not an exhaustive but instead an indicative list. The participant is recommended to use this only as a reference. The design competition promotes innovative, indigenous, India-specific designs. 

1) Simple Systems which provide only Shading

1.1) Wooden Shutters

1.2) Roller Blinds

1.3) Awnings

1.4) Fabric Blinds

2) Systems with Shading and Day-light control

2.1) Horizontal Lamela Blinds

2.2) Vertical Lamela Blinds

3) Example of Buildings in India with External Movable Shading Systems

IPR and Patent Infringement

Intellectual Property Right Ownership
Participant lawfully represents that the participant is the owner or authorised user of the intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of the submitted designs. No licenses, trademarks, inventions, copyrights, patents, or any other intellectual property rights, are implied or granted to third parties other than organisers on acceptance of these rules by the participant.

In all such submitted designs in which the participant is the owner, it is hereby confirmed that such participant shall continue to be the owner of the IPR including copyrights or patents during the duration of the competition unless the participant contracts otherwise.

IPR Protection for Participants
To protect the ownership of the IP in the submitted designs, organisers will take all reasonably foreseeable and necessary precautions and measures as the owner of the IPR would employ to its own Confidential Information of like importance, but not less than a reasonable degree of care. Organisers may disclose Confidential Information of the participant’s only to those of its employees or contractors who need to know such information. In addition, prior to any disclosure of such Confidential Information to any such employee or contractor, such employee or contractor shall be made aware of the confidential nature of the Confidential Information and shall execute, or shall already be bound by, a non-disclosure agreement containing terms and conditions consistent with the terms and conditions herein. Specifically, organisers have the Jury members and website hosting company sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) w.r.t all participant confidential information provided to organisers including all Intellectual Property Rights during this Competition. Contracted website hosting company would ensure storage of participants files containing confidential information including all kinds of IPR on a secure server that is backed up regularly. 

While maintaining transparency with regard to declaring the results of the competition, no material design specific information would be made public by organiser so as to compromise the IPR submitted by the participant. Additionally, any public announcement involving submitted designs would be shared with the participant by the organisers and require the participants consent before making it public. 

Upon the completion of this Competition, the organizer will deliver to the participant all of the respective participant’s IPR or Confidential Information in tangible form that the organiser may have in its possession or control. The organizer however may retain one copy of the IPR/ Confidential Information in its legal files.

IP infringement by submitted designs
The participant will have to ensure that their designs do not infringe any IPR including any existing copyright or patent. The participant, by entering this competition declares to the best of their knowledge that the submitted designs do not infringe any third party IPR’s including but not limited to copyrights or patents.

Any IPR infringement of third party owners by any participant will lead to automatic disqualification of such participant from the competition.

In case of IPR infringement of any third party rights wherein the organisers would be made party to any proceedings or actions by the IPR holder, the participant agrees to indemnify organiser for all its losses and shall also be liable to bear the costs of defending the organiser.

Resource Package

1. Design Brief
The design brief can be downloaded at:
http://beepindia.org/pdf/Design-Competition-Brief.pdf

2. Software used for SHGC Calculation
Thermal performance of the system will be evaluated using Comfen Version 4.1 beta or the latest stable release. 
Comfen is free software by Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory and can be downloaded at http://windows.lbl.gov/software/comfen/comfen.html

3. Software used for VLT Calculation
 
Visual Light Transmission of the designs will be evaluated using ReluxSuite 2014. It is free software by Relux Informatik AG http://www.relux.biz/

4. Useful links
LBNL’s work on solar heat gain can be found at:
http://windows.lbl.gov/

A generic introduction to external movable shading systems:
http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/specification/external-blinds/8636859...

This page is being constantly being updated by the organizing team. Please check back later for updates. Any significant updates will be informed to registered participants through email

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why External Movable Shading Systems
External Movable Shading Systems provide reduction in solar heat gain through building facades and thereby can significantly reduce the cooling load. Sophisticated systems also have the ability to control day-lighting and provide a more natural habitat indoors.

2. Why the design competition 
BEEP has identified External Movable Shading Systems as one of the innovative building energy efficiency technologies which is ideally suitable for India’s predominantly composite climate. Despite it being a popular solution in Europe, this concept is fairly unknown in India. The competition has two motives. The first motive is to instigate architects, designers, engineers as individuals, team, or firms to develop creative, indigenous products suitable of Indian climatic conditions. The second motive to popularize this concept among this group so that they apply this technology in the buildings they design/build.

3. Why two categories of buildings 
Because Residential and Commercial are the two prominent electricity consuming building sectors and are inherently very different in terms of design and energy demand profile. Also, because expectations and paying capabilities of users in each category is vastly different.

4. Why two stage competition structure 
The competition has been structured into two stages: Design Stage and Mock-up stage. It has been done so as each stage has a definite goal. 

The design stage aims to provide the designer with full creative freedom to build innovative designs which can achieve desired performance and functions. 

The mock-up stage will evaluate the practicality and real world operability of the designs. 

For detailed evaluation criteria, 
please check http://beepindia.org/basic-page/details-design-competition#evaluation-c...

5. Who can participate 
This competition is open to all Indian citizens. Foreign nationals can participate as a part of a team, but the team will be required to have an Indian team leader. However an individual can only participate once, i.e. he can either participate as an individual or as part of any team or firm, but not both. From now on, each unit either an individual or a firm/team will be referred as the participant. 

The competition is aimed at participation from Architects, Product Designers, and Engineers. The event will be open to students and student teams as well. Entries are accepted from individuals, teams, companies, or organizations. In case of teams, companies, or organization, only one member needs to register for the event.

6. Number of entries per team 
Each participant can submit a maximum of two designs in each category.

7. How to participate 
The participant needs to register on http://beepindia.org/competition and provide the details of all team members. 

The design can be uploaded by the participant at any time and saved as a draft. Changes can be made by the participant till the last date to the draft files. He can choose to submit the draft as final submission. If saved drafts are not submitted as final designs, the last saved draft will be treated as the submission.

8. What is the File Format for Design Submission 
All files which will be uploaded have to be in the pdf format. Please ensure the file uploaded by you can be opened with the Adobe Reader which can be downloaded from: http://www.adobe.com/in/products/reader.html

9. Who owns the IPR of the design 
The design remains the intellectual property of the participant. For details please refer to: http://beepindia.org/static-page/ipr-and-patent-infringement

10. Prize Money 
Please refer to: http://beepindia.org/basic-page/details-design-competition#prize-money

11. Further clarification 
If your query has not been answer in this FAQ or you are facing difficulty regarding registration and design submission, please drop a mail to pmtu@beepindia.org and mark a copy to pallav@gkspl.in and we will respond to you at the earliest.

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